Kiplin Hall & Gardens, near Scorton, is running a new, spooky Halloween trail this half term.
The t#outdoor trail takes visitors deep into Kiplin’s historic woodland, which was originally planted by Christopher Crowe over 300 years ago.
Visitors can expect to find skeletons astride a golden swan on the dipping pond, ghost dogs lingering beside their historic gravestones, showers of bats and rats, suspended witchy wonderment, and ghoulish characters lurking where one might last expect to find them!.
Kiplin’s Curator, Sarah Mayhew Craddock, said: “Kiplin Hall was originally built as a hunting lodge almost 400 years ago. Over the last four centuries its owners have used the Hall and grounds as a place to entertain and enjoy the great outdoors hosting no end of creative spectacles.
“In line with that tradition Kiplin will host a trail around the hall inspired the novel Great Expectations, and a ghoulish trail around the woodland this Halloween.
“As with all good Halloween events, some might find the spooktacular woodland trail a little bit scary, so we’re forewarning visitors to only enter if they dare.”
Inside the Hall, visitors are invited to follow their noses in search of cobweb and cake decorations inspired by the novel Great Expectations.
Upstairs in the historic house inquisitive visitors will find a decorated education room where they can enjoy craft activities and make decorations to take home.
For intrepid explorers who have worked up an appetite, there will be Halloween inspired fayre in Kiplin’s tea room.
For more details visit https://kiplinhall.co.uk/